Colorado Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Colorado personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: An employer is prohibited from taking adverse action against an employee or applicant for holding a medical marijuana card. The exception to this is if an employee has medical and/or retail marijuana on the premises during work hours.
Personal Use: On November 6, 2012, voters approved Amendment 64 by 55.32% permitting the legal personal use of marijuana for adults. This amendment creates Article XVII Section 16 in the state constitution. The first stores selling marijuana opened on January 1, 2014. Nothing is intended to require an employer to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, transportation, sale, or growing of marijuana in the workplace or to affect the ability of employers to have policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees.
For more information regarding marijuana at work, refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.